Great Moments in Cleveland Browns Draft Day History - 2001
One Cleveland Browns fan’s mental preparation for the team's next huge embarrassing draft day failure
We were perusing the Kid Cleveland blog’s recap of the Browns 2001 draft, and they did a great job of outlining who our beloved Browns took, and more importantly, who they could have taken. Namely:
Browns overall pick #3 DT Gerard Warren
16.5 sacks in 4 seasons as a Brown. 0 pro bowls. Now on Denver.
Chargers overall pick #5 RB LaDanian Tomlinson
5 pro bowls, one MVP award, over 9,000 rushing yards, over 100 TDs, and called by some as the best running back ever to play pro football.
Patriots overall pick #6 DT Richard Seymor
5 pro bowls, 25.5 sacks (as a nose tackle), and considered by some as the best d-lineman in football.
Saints overall pick #23 RB Deuce McAllister
2 pro bowls, more than 5,500 rushing yards
Colts overall pick #30 WR Reggie Wayne
1 pro bowl (should be more), more than 5,400 receiving yards
Ravens overall pick #31 TE Todd Heap
2 pro bowls
Chargers overall pick #32 QB Drew Brees
3 pro bowls and a comeback player of the year award
Browns overall pick #33 WR Quincy Morgan
1,912 receiving yards in 3 years as a Brown. 0 pro bowls. Last seen in Denver
Bengals overall pick #36 WR Chad Johnson
4 pro bowls, nearly 7,000 receiving yards
Bengals overall pick #100 RB Rudi Johnson
1 pro bowl, more than 5,200 yards rushing
Bengals overall pick #204 WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Jeez this was a good draft for them!)